Above the gum trees – Kalamunda to N.Bannister, Day 6

My original plan was to walk to Nerang campsite which would have been around 30 km, but I didn’t break camp early enough! What a lazy toad I am. I would only get as far as the Mount Cooke campsite and therefore make just 14 km of trail. Despite the short distance, today was going … Read more

Crowds and noise – Kal to N.Ban, Day 5

I slept well at Brookton campsite and the family were up nice and early. This was good for me as I had a long day ahead and couldn’t afford to be lying in my tent until 10 am! I was heading Monadnocks camp via Canning camp (lunch stop) which was around 27 km away. The … Read more

Family barbie – Kal to N.Ban, Day 4

I left Beraking campsite at the stunningly late time of 10.30 am! Any hope of a monster 30 km day was already dashed before breakfast, or should I say brunch. It was one of the warmest days on the track and being a Saturday I expected there to be a few more campers than usual … Read more

Watch where you step – Kal to N.Ban, Day 3

I had a lovely peaceful night at Helena Campsite. No snoring, bag rustling or other human noises. As per usual I ended up getting started far later than planned. The day’s walk was a leisurely 18 km from Helena to Beraking campsite via Waalegh camp. The landscape and nature was typical temperate WA forest. I … Read more

Pub lunch – Kal to N.Bannister, Day 2

For eight days of hiking there is no place to buy food or resupply. As you can imagine, eight days of food weighs a tonne! There is one pub however, the historic Mundaring Weir Hotel. I ended up eating a massive bowl of wedges and sour cream and chatted to a couple of locals for … Read more

Sobo going Nobo – Kalamunda to North Bannister, Day 1

I left Perth YHA around 9.30 am and grabbed a coffee before boarding the bus to Kalamunda. While on the bus an older guy got on and forgot to tag his bus pass. The driver gave him a right old lecture! Don’t mess with Perth bus drivers. I arrived in Kalamundu around 11.00 am and … Read more

Eve of Bibbulmun Track from Kalamunda

I am set to leave the YHA Perth in the morning for my walk southwards from Kalamunda, which is an outlying suburb of Perth. I am catching a bus near here that will take me all the way to the Northern Terminal of the Bibb. The bus takes just under an hour and is only … Read more

Update from Perth, Australia

I am about to start walking south from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth. I was going to leave tomorow, but this has me potentially landing in a couple of busy towns on a Friday or Saturday. I try and avoid trail towns at the weekends because grocery stores can keep funny hours and accommodation … Read more

Back Downunder

Arrived back in Perth and ready to take on some more of the Bibbulman track. Will be starting from the northern terminus in a town called Kalamunda, which is just outside Perth. Not entirely sure how far I’ll walk at this stage. I have some other plans for Australia but could be tempted to walk … Read more

My Bibbulmun Track Trip

I left the YHA Perth City in the pouring rain. It had been home for four nights while I went outdoor gear shopping mad in the city. The manager said they would look after some of my gear that I did n’t need while hiking e.g. laptop, smarter clothes, shoes etc. The usual guy was … Read more